From the Sports Editor’s Desk: Matt Daniels
Last week, I used this space to talk about the local football players who are involved with this week’s 47th Illinois High School Shrine Game.
Local senior football players will have one last chance to impress, while area basketball coaches did just that during the shortened 2021 season.
DENVER — Tevin Smith’s verbal commitment to Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball on Jan. 1 was tethered to Titans assistant coach and Bloomington native Brandon Dunson.
The Spartans junior-to-be took an unofficial visit to Illinois' campus on Wednesday and came home with his first Power 6 offer.
The National Federation of State High School Associations on Wednesday announced it'll permit a 35-second shot clock for any states that want to utilize one.
His name still will be on the new basketball court when Champaign Central High reopens Combes Gym in late November. Better yet, Lee Cabutti will get a chunk of the old court — at least a part with his name on it — when it’s dug up later this month.
Brandon Martin previously was at Blue Ridge and LeRoy, while Easton briefly was in line to take over STM girls' basketball back in 2019.
The Tuscola junior guard is our All-Area Player of the Year, and the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't caused his basketball passion to wane.
The LeRoy boys and the girls of Danville, Sullivan, Tri-County, Salt Fork and Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond all had their team listed in the last rankings of the season.
Coach Harry Combes' team — which included Ted Beach, Earl Harrison and Fred Major as players — won the state tournament 75 years ago today.